Where can I safely dispose of mercury thermostats?

Mercury thermostats are now accepted through a province-wide recycling program called Switch the ‘Stat.  The program is administered by Summerhill Impact, on behalf of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI).  This program ensures that mercury containing thermostats can be recycled free of charge a number of locations in communities across the province.

Switch the ‘Stat encourages the residential and commercial installation of energy-efficient programmable thermostats and responsibly recovers and recycles older mercury-containing thermostats.

To locate the nearest participating depot or retailer, call the RCBC Recycling Hotline or visit the RCBC Recyclepedia or Switch the 'Stat website. 

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